THE PRESSURE OF ANGER You can use the tsunami-force pressure you feel when you’re angry to your advantage - it's a matter of channeling the energy. It only takes a moment to detach and become the witness to the sensation of heat, overwhelm, and anguish. Yes, it’s hard to do at first, but it’s within your realm to become highly proficient at gaining a tool more valuable than almost anything you do in life. Each time you mentally step back and observe the feelings surrounding the pressure you feel when you are angry and want to lash out or react to a person or situation, you are making giant steps toward the life you want. You have put yourself in the Driver's seat and instead of being a victim to your angry reactions, you are in a position of being the Observer, or the Witness. Take a long look inside yourself while you are angry with someone else, and try to discover if there is something inside that needs healing. The pressure/anger you are feeling is in your own body – not someone else’s. It is your Life you want to heal. Keep looking, watching for something that got activated – a button that was pushed. Look for the trigger. Ask yourself, what is it about this other person’s behavior that is causing me to feel the sensation of anger, the pressure on my chest, or throat, or in my stomach? Instead of thrashing around and reacting with a force equal to the other person who is triggering your anger response, leave the room – walk away. Continue looking inward at yourself and how you can let go of the feelings associated with the anger. You will notice a release of the pressure. This is your stepping stone toward freedom in the middle of an internal earthquake. You will have moved mountains toward healing your life – it must be experienced to be believed. This is not about pardoning the other person whose behavior is inappropriate or unkind or abusive. If you have to take a stand and leave a toxic environment or relationship, do it. It is correct to act responsibly and get yourself out of harm’s way. I’m talking here about the sensation you are feeling in your body and the best way to handle it. Reacting with an anger response, or lashing out is not the answer – it will only serve to drive you further in to the disease of anger addiction. Your ticket to freedom will be delayed. Remember - it's peace and harmony that activates the attractive force in the Universe and brings your dreams your way. But we feel what we feel, and if we're angry, it's only ignorance that holds us hostage to holding on, instead of releasing, the anger. This is about your own self-healing. It’s worth the effort – and I understand how hard it is. But catch yourself in the heat of the moment. There is an addictive quality to feeling the adrenalin behind anger. You may discover a shadow to your past – to your history. You may have memories which are begging for resolution and honest introspection. The anger triggered by another person is an opportunity for you to release the past – even with someone who is no longer alive. You might be holding on to a resentment – or to many resentments about many people. If so, these resentments are no longer serving you. Make new choices by turning away from the addiction to anger. This might be one of the more difficult things I’ll ask you to do as together we move toward your Secret Dreams for a better life,. Once you’ve experienced the release of your own compulsive behavior to react to angry situations, you will find great benefit in other peace-making activities like journaling, meditation or yoga. When you begin to see your greatest dreams heading in your direction, you’ll be glad you did the inner work. It's guaranteed.